VISTAS Counseling Children and Adolescents

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

Human Figure Drawings: Evaluating Trends in Child Victims of Sexual Abuse

Kathleen S Tillman


Differences between abused and nonabused children were investigated to determine the validity of human figure drawings as projective measures in children. Published literature on child abuse and human figure drawings was explored and showed mixed data, including significant differences between the drawings of abused and nonabused children. Clinical, practical, and ethical issues for clinicians are discussed.

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